Mister Creecher

Author(s): Chris Priestley

Young Adult

Billy is a street urchin, pickpocket and petty thief. Mister Creecher is a monstrous giant of a man who terrifies all he meets. Their relationship begins as pure convenience. But a bond swiftly develops between these two misfits as their bloody journey takes them ever northwards on the trail of their target ...Victor Frankenstein. Friendship, trust and betrayal combine to form a dangerous liaison in this moving and frightening new book from Chris Priestley.


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A gripping gothic novel by master storyteller Chris Priestley

Praise for Mister Creecher: A brilliant counterpoint to Frankenstein, compellingly written. Chris Priestley goes from strength to strength Chris Riddell A dark, moving, creepy, funny tale about the making of a famous monster ... only not the one you think it'll be. Splendid gothic stuff Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies Praise for the Tales of Terror books: A wonderfully nightmarish journey of the imagination - old-fashioned storytelling at its best Daily Mail The gradual build-up of horror ... is exquisitely done. My insides were still untangling themselves hours after I had closed the book Sunday Telegraph

Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge with his wife and son. His novels are brilliantly original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been shortlisted for a variety of prestigious children's book awards.

General Fields

  • : 9781408811054
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : January 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chris Priestley
  • : Paperback
  • : Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
  • : 416